Sports Medicine Physicians

Dr. Ellen Smith

Dr. Ellen Smith

MD, FACEP
Sports Medicine Physician
Gaithersburg, MD
Dr. Vinay Chopra

Dr. Vinay Chopra

MD
Sports Medicine Physician
Freehold, NJ
Dr. Naresh Rao

Dr. Naresh Rao

Sports Medicine Physician
New York, NY
Dr. Mark Harary

Dr. Mark Harary

Sports Medicine Physician
Setauket- East Setauket, NY
Dr. Laura Cruz

Dr. Laura Cruz

Sports Medicine Physician
Toronto, ON
Dr. Cathy J. Campbell

Dr. Cathy J. Campbell

MD, CCFP, FCFP, Dip. Sport Med.,
Sports Medicine Physician
Toronto, ON
Dr. Angela Jennings

Dr. Angela Jennings

MD, CCFP
Sports Medicine Physician
Toronto, ON
Dr. Fahim Merali

Dr. Fahim Merali

Sports Medicine Physician
Toronto, ON
Dr. Nathaniel Ibey

Dr. Nathaniel Ibey

MD, CCFP (SEM),Dip. Sports Med.
Sports Medicine Physician
Toronto, ON
Dr. Jacqueline Stoller

Dr. Jacqueline Stoller

MD, CCFP, Dip. Sport Med
Sports Medicine Physician
Toronto, ON
Dr. Grant Lum

Dr. Grant Lum

MD, CCFP, Dip Sport Med
Sports Medicine Physician
Richmond Hill, ON
Dr. Fouad (Freddy) Antoine Sayde

Dr. Fouad (Freddy) Antoine Sayde

Sports Medicine Physician
Toronto, ON
Dr. Julia Alleyne

Dr. Julia Alleyne

Sports Medicine Physician
Toronto, ON
Dr. Duong Nguyen

Dr. Duong Nguyen

MD, MSc(c), FRCSC,Dip (ABOS/CASEM),FAAOS,CIME
Sports Medicine Physician
Toronto, ON
Dr. Lee Schofied

Dr. Lee Schofied

Sports Medicine Physician
Toronto, ON
Dr. Sari Kraft

Dr. Sari Kraft

Sports Medicine Physician
Toronto, ON
Dr. Darren Edelist

Dr. Darren Edelist

Sports Medicine Physician
Toronto, ON
Dr. Ian Cohen

Dr. Ian Cohen

MD CCFP(SEM) DipSportMed
Sports Medicine Physician
Toronto, ON
Dr. Randy Bahadur

Dr. Randy Bahadur

Sports Medicine Physician
Waterloo, ON
Dr. Patti Galvin

Dr. Patti Galvin

Sports Medicine Physician
Guelph, ON
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The ankle joint is one of the major weight-bearing structures in the body, and it is often injured when walking or running or twisting or landing incorrectly in sport. You’ll find that many ankle injury rehabilitation plans include physiotherapy. A Sports Medicine physician or physiotherapist can help you heal and avoid re-injury when you return to sport or daily tasks. The first step will be creating a customized treatment plan with your physician and physiotherapist.

Sports Medicine  for Ankle Injuries
If you don’t have a fracture, you should seek treatment from a physiotherapist as soon as possible. If you’ve suffered a sports injury, you may see a sports physiotherapist. Usually, your Sports Medicine Physician will start you off with exercises to improve your range of motion and strengthen your ankle. You may do these in the hospital and/or physiotherapy clinic and will likely continue with a home exercise program. You may also do some trunk exercises, because while you can’t weight bear on your ankle, you need to keep your trunk strong. As you’re able to weight bear a bit more, you’ll move to weight-bearing exercises and proprioceptive exercising.

Other Sports Medicine Physician Treatments for Ankle Injuries
Manual therapy (hands-on manipulation)
Ultrasound: This deep heating treatment is administered by your physical therapist using a wand that’s connected to an ultrasound machine pressed against your skin.
Dry needling and/or acupuncture: Some patients find relief from a practitioner inserting short, thin needles into pressure points.
TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation): Your Sports Medicine Physician may use this technique to decrease pain around injury.
Taping: Your physiotherapist may tape the injured site to provide support and stability while you heal.
Heat therapy: The physiotherapist may incorporate heat into your treatment to reduce pain, increase circulation and relax the muscles.
Massage and other soft tissue techniques
Your Sports Medicine Physician will probably use a combination of treatment techniques to help you recover after an ankle injury. Although a physiotherapist can help you improve symptoms, reduce pain and increase mobility, it will also be up to you to continue an exercise program at home for optimal results.

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A physiotherapist can help you heal and avoid re-injury when you return to sport or daily tasks. The first step will be creating a customized treatment plan with your physician and Sports Medicine Physician.
Usually, your physiotherapist will start you off with exercises to improve your range of motion and strengthen your ankle. You may do these in the hospital and/or physiotherapy clinic and will likely continue with a home exercise program. You may also do some trunk exercises, because while you can’t weight bear on your ankle, you need to keep your trunk strong.
Your Sports Medicine Physician may use hands-on techniques such as joint mobilization and massage to treat your ankle injury.
Ultrasound is a deep heating treatment that is administered by your physical therapist using a wand that’s connected to an ultrasound machine pressed against your skin.
Your physiotherapist may tape the injured site to provide support and stability while your ankle injury heals.
Adherence:
Adhering to your medications, prescribed exercises or lifestyle changes (such as dietary changes, smoking cessation, reduced alcohol consumption, etc.) is essential to improving health outcomes successfully. Compliance to any prescribed treatment is the number one thing you can do to ensure positive changes and optimal treatment outcomes.

Sports medicine physicians have specialized training in the field of medicine. They typically deal with sport or exercise-related injuries. These physicians have a specialized education and training that focuses on the medical and therapeutic aspects of sports participation and physical activity. Their primary focus tends to be on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of injuries that occur during sports and other physical activity.

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